Welcome to Kassiopi
My family and I have holidayed on Corfu for the last thirty year’s and it’s our love of the island , Kassiopi and the people that has kept us coming back , so much so we decided to move there .
From Corfu town , airport , port , following a breathtaking winding coastal road through small corfiot villages , hillsides of cypress and olive groves , looking out across the sea views to Albania , Kassiopi is reached 36 km (22 mile) up the north-east tip of the island.
Kassiopi has something for everyone , even reputedly it’s most famous visitor the Emperor Nero , who came with the Roman occupation in 227 BC , and more recently Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh was born here in 1921.
Like most visitors to Corfu , once visited you find the warmth and friendliness of the locals stay’s with you , and you find yourself yearning to go back year after year .
Discover Kassiopi – Beaches, coves, headlands and water sports
Most of the beaches are pebbly, small and hidden away in stunning secluded spots. There are two larger beaches further north – Kalamionas and Imerolia – these have various water sports on offer.
It’s easy to reach every Kassiopi beach, all of which are clean and safe. You will find EU blue flags here and at nearby Kalamionas beach. Children in Kassiopi will enjoy the flat main beach which is safely away from traffic.
Other Kassiopi beaches and secluded coves with fewer facilities are found around the beautiful headland. Most Kassiopi beaches are pebbly but there are plenty of them and they can be charmingly small and secluded, but it’s easy to walk to other longer beaches and bays like Avlaki, Imerolia and Kalamionas .
For the older children and adults alike explore the magical rocky coastline overlooked by the highest mountain on the island Mount Pandorkrator , this makes a great backdrop for fishing or just try out the snorkelling in the crystal-blue waters.
There are water sports like water skiing and paragliding, as well as a diving center, tennis courts and water parks (ten min’s by bus) if your holidays in Kassiopi gets too sedate!
Enjoy a drink or a relaxing meal at one of the many bars or restaurants around this very charming traditional corfiot harbour , relax watching local fishermen selling their catch fresh from their boats and both locals and tourists alike fishing from the harbour .
Visit the local church on the harbour , the Byzantine Castle/Fortress ruins , or just walk around the promenade to some truly delightful beaches with crystal clear Ionian waters .
Also if your lucky enough you might catch a glimpse of one of the many local festivals often held on the harbour very colourful and can make your holiday .
Why not take an evening boat trip to Corfu town where you can shop , sample many of the fine restaurants and cafe culture that Corfu town has to offer or take a horse drawn carriage around the historical sights .
This is a fantastic working harbour full of hustle and bustle of the local way of life and their interaction with tourism , but at night it becomes a beautiful place for your evening stroll along the harbour promenade with its monuments and 14th century cannon lined water front , huge garden palms and seating area for watching time pass , in the surrounding mountains , small lights appear from houses that cannot be seen in daylight and the harbour restaurants and bars all lit up , one of the must see’s of kassiopi.
Places to see
Kassiopi offers some of the most magnificent scenery around Corfu, mountains drop down to the sea, the tiny village hidden by small bays lapped by crystal clear emerald turquoise seas.
See the Cannons at the harbour Plunder from Galleons , ship wrecked off shore.
Also within ten minutes drive or bus ride away from Aqualand.
Ten minuets drive from Gerald Durrell’s White house (My Friends and Other Animals) now a Restaurant in Kalarmi next to Kouloura , fantastic sites to see.
For those keen on good walks , you can walk from Kassiopi through Avlaki (windsurfing/sailing) along coastal routes through Agios Stefanos and on to Kouloura , Kalami and Agni , as you see by the pictures these are a must see
The Romans first built the Castle/Fortress on the heights above the Village ,since then a Byzantine Emperor re-built on Roman foundations the Fortress to protect the villagers from Pirate and Turkish raids round about 1140-1145.
Unfortunately not much is left of the Old Fort as it was dismantled by the Venetians in the 14 th century , most of the stone going to good use by building some of the fantastic architecture in Corfu Town , you can still explore and walk around the ruins with some determination and is well worth the effort.
From this fantastic viewing point you can see the two main bays and harbours that make up Kassiopi and look across the narrow streets of mostly white buildings with their red roof tiles straight onto emerald and turquoise seas making Greek pictures so distinct .
Look out for the old Venetian Church near the harbour and the old cannons rescued from a sunken galleon.
Where is Kassiopi
Kassiopi village is situated on the north east coast of Corfu Island (top right of map) and is only 36 kilometres (22mile) from Corfu town and airport ,Ferry Port which you can get a Ferry to the Mainland , Italy or Albania .
To reach Kassiopi is via the North-East Coastal Rout which takes you through small corfiot hamlets and mountain roads which reach up as if into the sky , spectacular secluded bays appear , with the emerald green backdrop of the sea and seem inaccessible , but are thriving Villages of which all are worth visiting .